School Governance

What Question Should Governing Bodies be Asking their Management about Child Protection in Their School?

The Preamble to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations states: “a child safe organisation is one that crea...

Why You Should Engage an Independent External Whistleblower Service Provider

Our previous articles have described the protections that companies and constitutional corporations are required to prov...

Risk Management: Bolted On or Built In?

The International Federation of Accountants recently released an enterprise risk management (ERM) thought leadership whi...

Excursion Risks: External Provider Management Is Not External Provider Due Diligence

We have written several School Governance articles discussing the ‘excursion management problem’ which is the need to ba...

Whistleblower Protections, Policy and Practice

Why Encourage Whistleblowing? The passing of amendments to strengthen the federal whistleblower protection laws (Part 9....

Properly Considered Risk Assessments for Excursions: A Crucial Part of Excursion Risk Management

In many schools, the teacher who organises an excursion is responsible for planning it and preparing the required paperw...

School Fees in 2040: On the Basis of the Current Educational CPI, Will Non-Government Schools Price Themselves Out of the Market?

Non-government schools are funded via a number of sources-most notably, school fees, per capita funding from Commonwealt...

ASIC Report – Corporate Governance Taskforce, Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report: Some Insights for School Boards

On face value the Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report (ASIC Octo...

Assurance – The Forgotten Element in Many School Risk Management Systems

Many schools have a risk register that seeks to identify organisational risks, rate those risks and set out the control ...

Social Media and Your School: Are You Managing the Risks? Part Two

In the first part of this article we discussed the obligation of staff not to negatively impact on the reputation of the...